Jihye Jung, a first-year Ph.D. student, was selected to participate in ARNOVA’s Professional Development Workshop for diversity and minority scholars. The workshop will be held at the ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) annual conference on Nov. 18-20, 2015, in Chicago.
The Diversity Scholars and Leaders Professional Development Program focuses on helping emerging scholars from underrepresented groups prepare to enter the field of nonprofit, philanthropic, and voluntary action studies. The program includes a professional development workshop that is designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing information on teaching, dissertation and research strategies, career paths, and work-life balance.
In addition to the workshop, Jihye will receive a scholarship to attend the conference.
Jihye’s current research interests include nonprofit management, collaborative governance, community development and program evaluation. Prior to her doctoral studies, Jihye worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) at the Truman School of Public Affairs in Columbia, Missouri. At IPP, her research measured county-level resilience through the vulnerability index as part of integrating responses to Climate Variability within a Regional Resilience Framework, funded through the National Science Foundation.